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47 Ratings

Ghosts of Mississippi

Directed by Rob Reiner
United States, 1996


Decades after two hung juries cleared white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in the 1963 shooting death of civil-rights activist Medgar Evers, assistant district attorney Bobby DeLaughter reopens the case to bring the man to justice.

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Ghosts of Mississippi Directed by Rob Reiner

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1997 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Golden Globes (USA)

1997 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1997 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

Critics reviews

It lacks the pizzazz that made Mississippi Burning and A Time to Kill commercial and their hokum acceptable to many; it’s simple, corny, and decent, but not exciting—unless you care about details of place and period or believe that long-term justice, the movie’s subject, matters more than the less serious short-term goals of those other movies.
December 20, 1996
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